The XSplit Broadcaster Main Window

Once you’ve logged in to XSplit Broadcaster, you will be greeted by the XSplit Broadcaster window.

Here you can use our Layout Wizard to help you get started in creating presentations based on the type of content you want, or you can manually add sources to personalize your experience.

At the center is the stage, also known as the mixer, is where you will be arranging your gameplay, video, overlays and other sources before and during your streams and recordings.

You may also want to get familiar with the various parts of XSplit Broadcaster:


Title Bar

By default, it only displays the name of the program but shows more information when you start streaming or recording.

XBC title bar when idle (no active recording/streaming)

XBC title bar showing the active livestream status


Menu Bar

Gives you access to different menus to create presentations, add sources and outputs and modify different XSplit Broadcaster settings. You can also change workspace, resolution and framerate settings on the right.


Stage Controls

This is where you can mute or adjust your audio and access XSplit Broadcaster settings. You will also be able to rename the currently selected scene here.

XBC Stage controls


Source List

This is a list of your currently added sources. Below it are command buttons to allow you to add, remove, and control your sources.

XBC Source list general view


Scene List

This is where you can add and switch between scenes as well as add scene transitions.

XBC Scene list section


Status Bar

Shows the current display and output FPS, CPU and GPU usage, and virtual memory used by XSplit Broadcaster.

XBC Status bar overview


Display FPS
The XSplit Stage FPS

Output FPS
The actual FPS of your stream or recording

The Display FPS may fluctuate in value as it's not prioritized, but this should not affect the actual FPS of your recording or stream.


Total CPU Load
The amount of processes (in percent) that's handled by your CPU in total. This includes non-XSplit processes.

CPU used by XSplit
This is XSplit's total CPU usage

CPU Clock Speed
Shows how many cycles per second your CPU is currently executing

It's best to close any programs/processes you don't need to avoid maxing out the Total CPU Load, as this may also affect XSplit's overall performance.


Highest load across all GPU engines (Total GPU Load)
The total amount of processes (in percent) that's handled by your graphics card in your system.

Highest load for any XSplit Broadcaster-related processes across all GPU engines (GPU used by XSplit)
This is the total GPU usage for all XSplit-related processes in your system

GPU Clock Speed
Shows how fast your GPU is currently processing information


Private bytes (RAM) used by XSplit
Shows the total RAM used by XSplit
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